Articles | Volume 8, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3765–3784, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3765-2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3765–3784, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3765-2015

Model description paper 26 Nov 2015

Model description paper | 26 Nov 2015

FORest Canopy Atmosphere Transfer (FORCAsT) 1.0: a 1-D model of biosphere–atmosphere chemical exchange

K. Ashworth et al.

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Volatile organic compounds released from forests into the atmosphere play a key role in governing atmospheric concentrations of trace gases and aerosol particles. We describe the development of a 1-D model that simulates the processes occurring within and above the forest canopy that regulate the transfer of these compounds and their products. We evaluate model performance by comparison of modelled concentrations against measurements from a field campaign at a northern Michigan forest site.